CRIMES INVOLVING FRAUD
Obtaining Signature by False Pretense
- To constitute obtaining signature by false pretenses the accused must:
- make a false representation of a past event or existing fact; and
- That when the false representation was made the accused had an intent to defraud; and
- That because of the false representation, the accused obtained the alleged victim’s signature.
- PUNISHMENT: Obtain money by false pretenses is punished as a Class 4 Felony. In other words, an individual can be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of two to ten years and be subject to a fine up to $100,000.
- VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter6/section18.2-178/
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